Increasing life pressures have pushed people to work more and to sleep less. Long working hours have been found to have adverse effects on mental health and cardiovascular health.
- The average sleeping duration has fallen from nine hours per night in 1910 to less than seven hours today.
- Poor work-life balance in mid-life will often lead to health problems much later. People working more than 55 hours a week are at greater risk of stroke.
- Sleep deprivation due to long working hours leads to anxiety, increased risk of death, depression, stroke, and myocardial infarction.
In older age, participants scored lower on the RAND scale for physical functioning, vitality, and general health, compared with those who had normal work and sleep patterns.
Read the full story here
Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.
Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.
Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.
Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.